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Hotel De Lanzi

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A wonderful treat of a place. In the middle of everything--steps (no, really) to the Duomo and even closer to a fantastic gelato place--Grom! Room 309 is a small room that has 2 twin beds, which is what we wanted and it was a little tight because of a table that should be moved out of the room. The view is of the courtyard but i really didn't care about the view because the room was otherwise perfect and we weren't in there but to sleep. it was (no kidding) 102-106 degrees in Florence when we stayed and the air conditioner was really awesome (i'm in my mid 50s and rely on air conditioning to help me sleep). i brought a fan (don't forget a converter for anything other than phone or tablet) which was also helpful. The cleanliness of the room exceeded any expectations and the shower was actually pressured as well as most homes in the US. other thngs about the hotel: great: the staff! friendly, relatively knowledgeable, helpful and always cheery. fine: breakfast. i only got there once and it was bare bones. it had enough to get you started on your day. weird: the entry floor isn't the lobby. go up one flight. and don't mind the neon in the not-lobby or the fact that there is a different hotel on the fourth floor....oh, and you leave your key at the front desk when you leave the building. meh: the elevator. rarely available when i needed it. lots of stair climbing! FYI: Hotel De Lanzi is not a fancy place. if you need to see and be seen, stay elsewhere.and let this place be for those of us who know that a diamond in the rough is more valuable than all the sparkle in the world.

The location was easy to navigate from the Santa Maria Novella train station, although it was a bit trick to lug our luggage on the cobble stone streets. It's right next to the Duomo and a Grom gelato place is 3 steps away from the hotel and a panini shop just around the corner. The lobby is not on street level and there is a tiny elevator that you can use. It literally just fits 2 adults and 2 pieces of luggage! The room is nothing spectacular, but we had all our necessities. All of the staff we encountered was friendly. Two different staff members even went out of their way to call us a taxi when we were leaving, just to make sure that it would come, it was so fast that the taxi was there when we got to the street level. Breakfast was satisfying. The hard boiled eggs were warm! (what a treat!) and even the cappuccino from the machine tasted so good! This hotel was close to all the tourist attractions. You can hear the church bells ringing from your room. We quite enjoyed that as it's part of the European charm, but for those of you who don't, then maybe this isn't the hotel for you.

Location is fantastic! Super close to the Duomo. Rooms are quite dated and in desperate need of an update. Our shower flooded the first night - we told the front desk the next morning, assuming it would be fixed at some point during the day. That next night we got back late to our room, my husband took a shower, and again it flooded (literally in 2min). I was not even able to shower. The front desk (at midnight) thankfully brought up fresh towels to mop up the slop. In the morning, checking out, we again informed the front desk, asking for some form of compensation (even just internet fee waived) and were yelled at in the lobby in front of other guests by one female employee (the breakfast room is also well within earshot). The other employees seemed embarrassed by the outburst, but no one intervened. Since we were keeping out luggage there before we left that afternoon, we dropped the entire situation out of concern our things would be tampered with. We felt rooms should be outfitted with the basic necessities: clean beds, clean bathroom, and functioning shower. The hotel staff did not feel the same. Internet is NOT free, Breakfast is fine - not expansive but certainly enough to start your day. Customer service is obviously not valued here.

If you're looking for an affordable hotel with an amazing location, this place is perfect. My friend and I stayed at De Lanzi near the end of June as part of a 2 week tour around Italy. We were on a fairly tight budget and De Lanzi was a good fit. The location literally cannot be beat; it is within walking distance to almost everything you would want to see in Florence, not to mention you step outside and see the Duomo. The room was dated, but very clean and the bathroom appeared to have been renovated fairly recently. They provided an all you can eat breakfast buffet and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

Central, clean, friendly. Great breakfast. Third-floor rooms have views. Lower floors look on to inner courtyard. Rooms are small, but big enough. You don't come to Florence to stay in your room. A fridge in the room would have been nice, but that's my only complaint.

Great position lovely staff. Small room with no tea and coffee making facilities or fridge. I personally like to have a cuppa when I wake up getting ready for the day so this was a little inconvenience. Breakfast was a little chaotic and basic but not enough to detract from the position. I had hurt my back while I was staying and the staff were great at organizing a doctor to come to the hotel very much appreciated as a single person. If they could just put in a coffee maker in the lobby it would be perfect.

Stayed here for 10 nights and the hotel is perfectly located right next to the Duomo. The staff are extremely friendly and helped us with every enquiry that we threw at them, they ensured we got the best out of our stay and I couldn't thank them enough! In addition to being located within a short walking distance of other local attractions, it's also located near some cheap, cheerful and extremely pleasant restaurants. The complimentary breakfast is basic but very good. Thank you Hotel De Lanzi for a wonderful stay, I'll definitely be back!

This again is a centrally located hotel just minutes away from the train station and right behind the Duomo. The main attractions are located around the hotel. The room was clean and a had a spacious shower room The water pressure was a bit low. Breakfast was good and above average. Staff was very well sopen and welcoming.

The hotel is just a block off the bell tower for the Duomo, so central to most everything in Florence. There are a bunch of nice restaurants nearby, a little market just 2-3 doors down, and a food/wine liquor store right next door. The entrance off the street is only a small alcove - there is a staircase or elevator up to the lobby. This was disconcerting at first, but ended up being perfectly fine. The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. The room was small (booked a single) but perfectly adequate and clean. The bathroom was roomy and the shower was sized much better than many Italy hotels (enough room to turn around and to shave legs!)! The bed was comfortable and the room had air conditioning. There is not screen on the windows (have yet to find screens in Italy hotels) but not much issues with bugs if leaving the window open at night. We did try the bar up on the top floor. took the elevator to the top and then it's a few flights of stairs up. They only served limited drinks, no food (peanut type snacks only).

Wasn't planning to spend the night in Florence but after a long day there we get sucked in and booked this hotel around 8 PM on a Monday. It's less than two blocks from the Duomo - so just a perfect location. It's a no-frills place but they were super friendly and accommodating, it was clean and comfortable, the rate included breakfast - and the rate, by the way, was excellent! I stay there with my nine-year-old daughter and we were very pleased. Don't be scared off by the neon sign and the initial look from the outside. It caught me off guard initially but once we walked into the reception area I felt completely comfortable. I definitely recommend, particularly for someone who's just looking for a place to stay without spending a fortune and wants to be in the heart of Florence.

Via Delle Oche 11 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Florence Baptistery
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Duomo, Hotel De Lanzi is next to popular attractions like Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Florence Baptistery. This 44-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a library, and a 24-hour front desk. It's in central Florence and also a short walk from Bargello and San Lorenzo Church.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 44 air-conditioned rooms provide safes and desks. Guests can expect WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

At Hotel De Lanzi, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and a library. Valet parking is offered for EUR 25 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room

Twin 3 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

Full 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 504 reviews